Release Date: 12. March 2015 - 06:00 UTC

Worldwide Semiconductor Market reported to be US$336 billion in 2014, up 9.9% from 2013.

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has published the final semiconductor market figures for 2014. WSTS reports that the the world semiconductor market showed a solid growth of almost 10% up to US$336 billion in 2014, driven mainly by double digit growth of Memory product category. All other major product categories are also showed positive growth rates. The highest growth rates are reported for the Memory (18.2%), Discretes (10.8%) and Analog (10.6%) categories. Also by geography, all regions grew from 2013.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market is expected to grow further in both 2015 and 2016.

All product categories and regions are forecasted to grow steadily but moderately, under the assumption of a further macro economy recovery throughout the entire forecast period and maturing historically strong markets. WSTS anticipates the world semiconductor market to grow 4.9% to US$352 billion in 2015. For 2016, the market is forecasted to be US$363 billion, up 3.1%.
By end market, automotive and communications are expected to grow stronger than the total market, whereas consumer and computer are assumed to rermain almost flat.
Regionally, Asia-Pacific will continue to be the fastest growing region and is expected to reach US$209 billion in 2016, which is already a share of almost 60% of the total semiconductor market.

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World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization of semiconductor product companies, is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

Editorial Contacts:

For further information please consult the WSTS Vice Chairperson in your region. 

In the AmericasShelly Van DykeAmericas Vice Chairperson+1-512-8954986
In EuropeElise LafondEurope Vice Chairperson+41-22-929-6955
In JapanNobuyoshi SuzukiJapan Vice Chairman+81-3-3218-2867
In Asia PacificGabriel ChouAsia Pacific Vice Chairman+886-3-578-6688x75459
For the WorldRene KautschitschWorld Chairman+43-3136-500-31223


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